I’m sure when I wrote in my About Me that I was going to do some blogs about cooking, dog treats were the last thing you thought of lol. I thought, however, that since today is Mishka’s & Gabbi’s birthdays I’d share with you the dog treats that I make them. It’s super simple, & they go absolutely crazy for them. Here’s what you’ll need –
1 Cup of Cornmeal
2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
3 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup of Chicken Broth
2 Teaspoons of Chopped Fresh Parsley
& here’s how to make them –
1.) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) & Grease 1 cookie sheet
2.) In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, & salt.
3.) In a separate bowl, beat the egg together with the oil. Stir in the chicken broth & parsley.
4.) Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until it forms a soft dough.
Note: Sometimes I have to add extra broth. Add as much extra as you think necessary to achieve a soft dough.
5.) Lightly knead dough on a lightly floured surface
6.) Roll out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch, & cut into desired shapes. Place them one inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
7.) Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until firm.
That’s it! If you decide to try these, let me know how they turn out for you! I hope your pups enjoy these as much as mine do!
Today Mishka is 2 years old, & Gabbi is 6 years old! It’s a complete coincidence that they have the same birthday. As I mentioned in my About Me section, I’ve had Gabbi (our chihuahua) for a very long time. She was only a few weeks old when she came home with me. Ben & I got Mishka (our husky) as a gift to ourselves for our anniversary. She was a few weeks old when we brought her home also. I thought I’d share some pictures of them from today in a quick post. The weather here is just beautiful today, so I got to take some random shots of them. Mishka is much easier to get pictures of. Gabbi is such a diva she doesn’t really like to pay attention to anything she doesn’t want to, so getting her to look at the camera doesn’t really work. I think these came out okay though =)
I know I’m biased, but aren’t they just beautiful?! These girls have hilarious personalities. They make us laugh constantly. Especially Mishka. She is beyond goofy, & awfully…. spirited lol. Gabbi is funny too, but for completely different reasons. Gabbi is the queen bee, for sure. She won’t even go outside if it’s raining. She prefers to just hold it, rather than get her feet wet, no matter how much we persuade her to go outside. They’re my children, & I just love them to pieces. I hope you enjoyed this really quick post about the girls! Do any of y’all have huskies or chihuahuas? If so, what are they like? Or, what are the animals that you have?
I wasn’t really sure which book to review first. The more I thought about it, the more uncertain I was about which book to choose. I started thinking about which books had the biggest impact on me, & one of the first books to pop into my head was Intensity by Dean Koontz.
This is the first book I’ve read by Dean Koontz, & I was completely consumed by it. The book is just as the title suggests – intense. I’m not even sure where to start with this book. I suppose we’ll start with a small overview. The main character in Intensity is Chyna Shepard. The story starts with Chyna & her best friend, Laura Templeton, going to visit Laura’s family. Things quickly become interesting when a serial killer breaks into Laura’s family home. He methodically murders all of the occupants of the home, except Chyna & Laura. I won’t say much more, because I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to read it yet. I will say, however, that this book will take you on a terrifying journey. There are so many twists & turns that you’ll find yourself unable to put the book down. This is hands down the scariest book I have ever read. I’m one of those annoying people who can usually guess the ending of a book, or a movie, before I’m even halfway through it. This book, however, had me constantly reeling & guessing until the very end. There was one point, at the beginning of the book, when I was so into it that I practically jumped out of my skin when my husband tapped me to get my attention. This book is everything a thriller should be. Just when you think you might have it figured out, or you think you can take a breath, Koontz will shock you yet again. I seriously suggest you let Dean Koontz take you on this intense ride. I was also recently made aware of the fact that there is a movie based on this book. I personally haven’t seen it, because I can’t find the movie anywhere. I did, however, read some reviews about it. Based on the reviews, the movie was pretty good. If any of you have seen the movie, let me know what you thought of it! Also leave some comments with your thoughts on the book. Did you find it as thrilling & terrifying as I did? What part shocked you the most? Let me know! Xoxo